Based on the efforts of our entire clinical and non-clinical teams, Swedish Hospital was named one of Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals for 2021. The distinction places Swedish Hospital in the top 5 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for our consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award recipients are recognized for overall clinical excellence and providing top quality care across multiple specialty lines and areas. These hospitals showed superior performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across at least 21 of 32 most common inpatient conditions and procedures — as measured by objective performance data (risk-adjusted mortality and in-hospital complications).
Swedish was also recognized with the following Healthgrade’s distinctions:
- America's 100 Best Cardiac Care™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
- America's 100 Best Prostate Surgery™ (2021, 2020)
- America's 100 Best Pulmonary Care™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
- America's 100 Best Stroke Care™ (2021, 2020)
- Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)
- General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
Now more than ever, it is important to celebrate the physicians, nurses and extended care teams that are working around the clock to keep our nation safe. For the select hospitals that have been recognized with a Healthgrades America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award, we extend our heartfelt appreciation and commend them for their ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality healthcare,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals achieving the award had, on average, a 26.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome. And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award, 172,298 lives could potentially have been saved.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines award recipients, and for more information on Healthgrades Quality Solutions, please visit HealthGrades.com/quality